Monthly Archives: March 2009

Taking the Hunt for Rapist to Facebook

One of the things I love about Twitter is the fact that it allows me to stay on top of current events so easily. Like this one: @YouDiligence UK man using Facebook to try to identify fiance’s rapist. Of course I had to check out this news item. The short blurb before pretty much […]

The End of the Women’s Movement?

My friend (and UMKC Women’s Center fave) Courtney has great piece over at The American Prospect on the “end” of the women’s movement. To me, where she gets it dead right is in this paragraph: In today’s climate of shaky economics, smaller and smaller subcultures, and lightning-speed information, a feminism based on picket lines and in-person […]

Board Member Spotlight 2

As I mentioned in my previous Board Member Spotlight post, the women and men who make up the Chancellor’s Advisory Board to the Women’s Center are an amazing group of people who work hard to make the world a better place. Coming up later this week is an opportunity to see one of our Board […]

Save the Dates

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, as well as the time when the UMKC Women’s Center holds its annual Take Back the Night rally and march. This year’s Take Back the Night will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009. We will also celebrate Denim Day on Thursday, April 23 and sponsor awareness tables on […]

Board Member Spotlight

The UMKC Women’s Center is blessed with a wonderful group of women and men who serve as members of the Chancellor’s Advisory Board to the Women’s Center (CAWBC). They dedicate their time and energy to making the Center and the world a better place — and make my job not just easier to do, but enjoyable. Our […]


Nothing like a little depressing news to start off a Monday morning. From the Boston Globe (via Feministing) comes what the Boston Globe is calling a “conversation starter”: Nearly half of the 200 Boston teenagers interviewed for an informal poll said pop star Rihanna was responsible for the beating she allegedly took at the hands of her […]

President Obama Announces White House Council on Women and Girls

Because we so often use this space to draw attention to continuing inequities, it’s always nice to be able to report good news for a change. And today we had very good news indeed when it was announced that President Obama created a White House Council on Women and Girls. Below is the video of the announcement […]

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month! Check out the calendar of events happening at the Women’s Center and UMKC campus: And be sure to stop by the Center in 105 Haag Hall to view our displays of women who helped shape history. We’ll also be posting their biographies here as the month progresses. Finally, tell us […]

Quick Hit — Women, Girls, Ladies

In November 2008, we were lucky enough to be able to bring in a panel of fabulous women talking about intergenerational feminism (Women, Girls, Ladies), and we follow their blogs and writings faithfully. They’ve got a new piece up over at the Women’s Media Center, titled “Life and Work: A Conversation for International Women’s Day.” […]